UNISON works to raise awareness of issues which concern older people and to influence decision makers. Our priorities include:
- Pensioner poverty
- Health care and age discrimination
- Isolation and mobility issues
We believe our union should reflect the society we live and work in. There are more than 10 million elderly people in the UK. Retired and working members have a shared interest in obtaining decent incomes in older age, a universal health service and the creation of a civilised society.
Today's workers are tomorrow's pensioners and UNISON's members work in public services on which many older people rely.
(13/10/2011) Graham Smith, the young members elected rep on the NEC, spoke at Retired Members' conference in Chester. He was not only the first young member to do so, but also the youngest person ever to address the conference.
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